Welcome to Neighbours Friends and Families

Neighbours, Friends and Families is a public education campaign to raise awareness of the signs of woman abuse so that those close to an at-risk woman
or an abusive man can help. It engages the power of everyday relationships to
help keep women and their children safe.



As a society, each and every one of us is part of ending domestic violence. What role do you play? Start by knowing how to support a friend or family member who may be experiencing domestic violence. By doing so, you are building a supportive community for survivors of domestic violence and helping overcome stigma.



How you help end domestic violence, could be as simple as knowing what to look for and paying attention to your loved ones. Warning signs of domestic violence include:

  • Sad, lonely, withdrawn, and afraid behaviour
  • Nervous talking around partner 
  • Making last-minute excuses about why they cannot meet you
  • Often sick and missing work
  • Using drugs or alcohol to cope 
  • Trying to hide or make excuses for bruises or injuries

Don’t judge. Instead, privately check-in with the individual to see what support they need.

Coming Events

community talks afraid of the dark by guyleigh johnson
Community Talks: Afraid of the Dark with Guyleigh Johnson
Tuesday, March 9 2021
3:30 pm -5:00 pm EST

Learn more



Neighbours, Friends & Families Blog

Women Are Vital to COVID-19 Recovery Plans

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Most of us have never lived through a time like this. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected lives around the globe, and is arguably the most serious health crisis Canada has ever faced. Beyond the health concerns, this past year has exposed massive cracks in our society. The pandemic has disproportionately affected women, vulnerable people, and those already marginalized. It has exasperated the challenges of people who were already struggling. Stories, studies and research show us that women have been deeply affected in a variety of ways.


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